Do you get fungus infections in your nails after manicures and pedicures?

We see this often in our practice.  Next time you have your nails done, ask your manicurist to completely dry the nails with a hair dryer before applying the base coat and polish.

Fungus likes moisture and will thrive between the nail and the polish if moisture is present.

Also, try to avoid cleaning under the nails with any type of instrument or brush.  This creates pockets under the nail that retain moisture and, coupled with body heat, allow fungus to grow.  Remove dirt and debris under the nails simply by soaking in soapy water.

Fungus infections produce a white or yellow discoloration and sometimes also thickening and splitting of the nail.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805   Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

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